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Did Jesus pay our trespass debt as well as our sin debt?

The laws in Leviticus show that for a sin offering (Jesus), the one that sins (the whole congregation) the elders should kill the offering. But for a debt offering, the priest shall kill the offering. Did Jesus' blood suffice for both offerings?

Leviticus 4:1 - 35

ESV - 1 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying. 2 Speak to the people of Israel, saying, If anyone sins unintentionally in any of the Lord 's commandments about things not to be done, and does any one of them.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
I agree that the Old Testament Law makes distinctions regarding the various types of offerings that it requires in satisfaction of human sin, as well as the purposes of those offerings, and their scope (that is, the group of people for which a particular offering is intended to provide atonement). However, in my opinion, there is no need to make any such distinctions with respect to the relationship of those offerings to Christ's death, as far as which of them His atoning death satisfied, or how it did so. 

To me, Paul's statement in Colossians 2:14, in which he spoke of Christ's death as having satisfied, cancelled, and set aside ALL such obligations required by the Law by figuratively nailing them along with Him to His cross, indicates that, whatever the type or source of our debt to God may be based on our transgression of any part of the Law, Christ's death and subsequent resurrection paid all of it, and did away with the need for the payment -- by whatever name (for example, trespass offering, sin offering, and so forth) that payment might be called -- of any such obligations in the future.

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Mini Gary Wofford
Hebrews 9:24-28 24For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with human hands that was only a copy of the true one; he entered heaven itself, now to appear for us in God's presence. 25Nor did he enter heaven to offer himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood that is not his own. 26Otherwise Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world. But he has appeared once for all at the culmination of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, 28so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.

There is nothing to add to what the author of Hebrews said. Christ was the once for all sacrifice for all of our sin. He paid it all. Period. There is nothing else needed to be sacrificed.

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